Monday July 24, 2017
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News Archive

Welcome to the archived news page of the United Road Transport Union.

If you have any news stories that would be of interest to other URTU members, please contact the URTU newsdesk on 0161 486 2103 or contact here.


Guidance for vocational drivers
19/1/2017
Guidance for drivers of lorries, buses and coaches - large goods vehicles (LGVs) and passenger carrying vehicles (PCVs)

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Let's talk about racism at work
15/12/2016
Racism is on the rise. For many Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) workers, racism at work is part of their everyday life.

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DVSA makes changes to the Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) system for vehicle operators
7/12/2016
From today, DVSA is making changes to the Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) system it uses to help decide which vehicles should be stopped and inspected at the roadside.

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New HSE Reports
22/11/2016
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has published two research reports.

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Discrimination at work allowed to "flourish unchecked" as employment tribunal claims fall by 9,000 a month
4/11/2016


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Joint Open Letter Criticises Latest Daily Mail Scapegoating of Foreigners
3/11/2016
Today a cross section of over 50 faith leaders, civil society leaders and leading figures, including URTU General Secretary Bob Monks, have signed a joint letter.

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Police Scotland Urges HGV Drivers to Help Reduce Blowovers This Winter
31/10/2016
Police Scotland and the road haulage industry are joining forces to help lorry drivers stay safe this winter, especially when crossing the country's high level and exposed roads and bridges.

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More than 3 in 4 employers say unions make the difference on training, review finds
21/10/2016
More than three in four (77%) employers say union-led training programmes have a positive effect in their workplaces, according to a review published today.

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Safety and health at work week
21/10/2016
Healthy workplaces for all ages is the central theme of the 2016 European Week for Safety and Health at Work, which takes place from 24 to 28 October.

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Women earn less than men annually at every stage in their careers
14/10/2016
The new analysis of official statistics shows that women earn less than men annually at every stage in their careers.

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